September 11, 2014
Citing his outreach to the community, the Johns Creek Police Department named Officer Dimitri Caldwell "Officer of the Quarter" for the 2nd quarter of 2014 – the second time he has received the honor.
Caldwell was selected by his peers for his outreach to the Rivermont community, said Police Chief Ed Densmore.
"He exemplifies what a community-oriented police officer should be," Densmore said. "He's also talking to neighbors about issues and hearing their concerns. He goes door to door to pass on information or get information. He knows the homeowners and they know him. He makes the department approachable."
Caldwell, a native of New York, is a Uniform Patrol officer with the department's D Squad, which patrols the City at night.
Caldwell first received Officer of the Quarter honors in 2011. He began his law enforcement career in 2004 with the City of Atlanta's Police Department. He served with that department for 7 years until joining Johns Creek in early 2011. Caldwell is a graduate of the Atlanta Police Academy.
"I believe the time to develop relationships with the public is before a crisis, not during and not after," Caldwell said. "It's a part of police work that I enjoy and I think it pays dividends for us and for the public. It's nice that my colleagues appreciate what we're doing in Rivermont."